For the military aircraft buff, there can be few places more alluring than Nellis. With Las Vegas in the background, there to keep the significant other happy, the base sits in the rising desert countryside north of the city.
I spent a very warm mid-week morning in August 1998, watching strike packages return from the ranges, and a new squadron come in.
EA-6B on finals. A participant of the mixed strike packages that were returning
An Eagle about to touch down. The B-1's in the background were part of a four ship deployment to Nellis
An F-16 Aggressor. Supposed not to exist anymore, this aircraft clearly sported a very Russian inspired paint job